In Miami, much like the rest of this country, most people have no clue where their food comes from. Slow Food, an international non-for-profit organization that combats the standardization of taste and culture brought on by the popularization of fast food, is looking to change that. "Any time you c ... More >>
In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.
'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>
The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town. The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once r ... More >>
The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>
Michael Schwartz's the Cypress Room will begin serving lunch July 15. At the fine-dining Design District establishment, daytime prices will be significantly more affordable than those in the evening. The restaurant, which opened in late March, serves filet mignon with butter-braised potatoes for $4 ... More >>
Michael Schwartz is not a white-tablecloth kind of restaurateur. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, his flagship place, uses placemats. Harry's Pizzeria, a neighborhood pizza shop, has bare tables. But his fourth restaurant (his third is an outpost of Michael's Genuine in Grand Cayman) has many white ... More >>
Michael Schwartz has tapped Roel Alcudia (pronounced Roh-ELLE), most recently chef de cuisine at Jonathan Waxman's New York City restaurant Barbuto, to run the kitchen at the forthcoming Cypress Room, only a few blocks from his flagship restaurant in the Design District. Schwartz broke the news at ... More >>